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Junior League of Raleigh’s A Shopping SPREE!
November 14 @ 11:00 am - November 17 @ 4:00 pm$10 – $12
Now in their 90th year, The Junior League of Raleigh’s (JLR) popular holiday tradition is back, offering a unique shopping experience while raising money for nonprofit programs in Wake County. A Shopping SPREE! will host more than 160 regional and national exhibitors at the Raleigh Convention Center Nov. 14-17.
Throughout the four-day event, shoppers can enjoy live local entertainment, including choral and dance groups, as they find the latest in fashion and home decor trends, unique gifts and holiday merchandise.
Bring Your Donations to SPREE!
JLR invites shoppers to join in their 90th anniversary celebration and welcome two new community partners: A Note in the Pocket, which provides clothing to impoverished schoolchildren in Wake County with dignity and love, and The Green Chair Project, which reuses donated household furnishings to renew lives of participants referred from area programs who are recovering after homelessness, crisis or disaster.
This year the League’s 90th Anniversary Committee will have bins placed near the escalators at the SPREE! entrance to collect donations.
A Note In The Pocket
- Underwear for schoolchildren of all ages, including adult sizes
The Green Chair Project
- Can openers
- Cooking spoons
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Oven mitts
- Kitchen towels
Special events get SPREE! shoppers in the holiday spirit
The popular Merry Morning Shopping kicks off SPREE! and this year marks the inaugural Night Out @ SPREE! after hours event. SPREE! Co-captain Jennifer Jordon says Friday night is not to be missed. “For the first time, we’re hosting Night Out @ SPREE! It’s a chance for an exclusive night of shopping and amazing silent auction items with proceeds going directly to League programs,” says Jordon. Co-captain Natalie Frey adds, “We’ll award our Legacy Grants to deserving local nonprofits that evening, and one of our Night Out @ SPREE! sponsors, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, has some fantastic giveaways for shoppers.”
Merry Morning Shopping: Thursday, Nov. 14, 9-11 a.m.
Beat the crowds to SPREE! at this exclusive, stroller-free morning shopping event, sponsored by St. David’s School.
Night Out @ SPREE!: Friday, Nov. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
A night out of exclusive shopping with all your favorite SPREE! exhibitors, sponsored by WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.
Tickets for SPREE! and special events are on sale now. For tickets and sponsorship information visit: jlraleigh.org/fundraising/a-shopping-spree/
General admission shopping:
Thursday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.